The Salesians of Don Bosco are an international organisation of Catholic priests and brothers who work with disadvantaged and marginalised young people. They were founded by the Italian priest Saint John Bosco in the mid nineteenth century. The first Salesians came to the Kimberley region of Australia in 1922 in order to run a mission. After this proved unsuccessful they moved to Melbourne in 1927, and from there gradually expanded across Australia. The Salesians operated a number of children’s homes in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia.

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